During our stay at Nunukan island we had unlimited access to the Virgin Cocoa island via this insanely long jetty… The island is stunning, full of palm trees and cute little log cabins. It has a lovely beach side restaurant and swimming pool. Unfortunately for us, the pool was for exclusive assess to those staying
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Scuba diving on Derawan, Kakaban and Sangalaki islands.
We spent 4 days diving with Scuba Junkie Sangalaki on Indonesian Borneo’s “Derawan islands” and I can’t even begin to express how special this area is. I love following their story on social media as they are always posting about new wildlife they have encountered; from hammerheads and oceanic mantas, to dugongs and pygmy seahorses.
That time when we stayed in an over-the-water bungalow for less than $100 per night!
My Mum and Dad have recently booked a holiday to the Maldives (so jealous!) and whilst we were admiring, and looking gob-smacked, at the outrageous prices of the over-the-water bungalows, it reminded me just how lucky we were on our recent trip to Borneo. I still can’t quite believe that we were treated to world-class,
Why planning a trip to Borneo has been our biggest challenge to date.
After much deliberation, we have finally booked our summer holiday to Borneo! Despite looking pretty small on the world map, Borneo is actually the 3rd largest island in the world, so travelling around it is not quite as easy as we’d anticipated. The island is split into Malaysian Borneo and Indonesian Borneo which makes travelling
Swimming in Kakaban island’s stingless jellyfish lake!
We weren’t only excited to go to Kakaban for the incredible diving; this island also boasts one of the world’s most unique safety stops; the stingless jellyfish lake. After battling through the rain for an hour we made it to the magnificent Kakaban island. Despite the choppy seas, our first dive here was absolutely incredible
Scuba diving Komodo National Park, Flores
Rated one of the top dive spots in the world; with some of the best corals and marine life, we were so excited to dive Komodo. Having recently dived in the Gili islands and Nusa Lembongan, we were already sold on the amazing quality of Indonesian diving slightly but slightly worried that we were not
My scuba diving top tips
I love scuba diving and having dived in Turkey, Cuba, Thailand (Koh Tao) and Indonesia (the Gili islands and Komodo), clocking in around 35 dives. However, I have begun to feel the more I learn, the less I know! My parents encouraged me to start scuba diving whilst on holiday in Turkey when I was 16 and being a keen
Bali and Lombok 2014 video
We had an amazing holiday in Indonesia, working our way from Bali to the Gili islands and Lombok, before returning to Ubud in Bali. All footage is captured on a GoPro 3+; starting in Seminyak (Bali) with the release of a baby turtle and then scuba diving with more turtles around the Gili islands! We
Diving in the Gili islands
After diving in Koh Tao I was completely in awe of the amazing corals and underwater life that Thailand had to offer, however diving around the Gili islands was on another level! Although the Lombok straight has a history of dynamite fishing, the Gili’s are working hard to restore the reef and the marine life is
Diving in Thailand, Koh Tao
Koh Tao is a great place to learn to scuba dive, there is loads to see and a variety of around 25 different dive sites. I did 6 fun dives whilst Rob completed his PADI Open water and was in awe of the amazing fish and corals around the island. The logistics… We did quite